Staffers from National Cheng Kung University Hospital hosted a videoconference to share their front-line experiences combating coronavirus with 5,000 doctors and public health academics across India April 14 in southern Taiwan's Tainan City.
Dr. Hsu I-lin (second right), head of NCKUH's International Medical Center, and Dr. Li Chia-wen (second left) from the hospital's Department of Internal Medicine share their front-line experiences combating coronavirus with medical personnel from India during a videoconference April 14 in southern Taiwan's Tainan City. (Courtesy of NCKUH)
Moderated by Dr. Hsu I-lin, head of NCKUH's International Medical Center and featuring Dr. Li Chia-wen from the hospital's Department of Internal Medicine, the conference was organized in conjunction with Hyderabad-based Veritaz Healthcare and focused on areas such as disease prevention, testing, treatment and post-discharge care.
During the event, Dr. Li expressed caution on the experimental use of drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, which some have speculated are effective in the treatment of COVID-19.
The event follows a livestream held by NCKUH April 2 in partnership with Taipei City-based Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Mumbai-headquartered Alkem Laboratories in which staffers spoke with 9,000 Indian health care workers.
According to NCKUH, the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Science has also expressed interest in discussing the hospital's coronavirus experience. This follows a memorandum of understanding inked by the institutions Nov. 29 last year on medical and science research cooperation.
NCKUH is responsible for strengthening connections with health care facilities in India under a regional partnership struck by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in line with the New Southbound Policy.
A key plank in the government's national development strategy, the NSP seeks to deepen Taiwan's agricultural, business, cultural, education, tourism and trade ties with the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states, six South Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand. (YCH-E)
News Source: TAIWAN TODAY